Beautiful Sounds . . .

porchfest2016_fromtheporch_img_0646_croppedat the Ithaca PorchFest

John Cage, Sonatas and Interludes, for prepared piano, composed in 1948

The piano preparations (nuts and bolts between the strings) create unexpectedly inviting, gentle buzzes, bells, resonant gongs, extended piano sonorities.

SUNDAY
September 18
NOONporchfest2016_pianopreparations-2_img_0630_cropped
209 East Jay St.

In-between the piano’s strings are pieces of rubber and plastic,small, medium, large boltsporchfest2016_pianopreparations-1_img_0629_cropped, furniture bolts, screws, hardware nuts,  an eraser . . .

. . . and out of the piano come . . . delicate bells . . . expansive gongs . . . hi-hat cymbals . . . drums

suspended in  t i m e  &
s   p   a    c    e  .  .  .


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